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Top News: Crime

Two dead, three injured at Drake Toronto rap party

Ottawa - Two people were shot dead and three were injured at a party hosted by Grammy-winning rapper Drake at a downtown Toronto nightclub early Tuesday, police said.The shooting started in the Muzik Nightclub and spilled out onto the street.

Swiss seize $400,000 ivory haul in transit to China

Ginebra - A large haul of ivory, worth more than $400,000 on the black market, was seized at Zurich airport last month on its way from Tanzania to China, Swiss authorities said Tuesday.

Jury says Batman gunman mental illness no bar to execution

Centennial - The US jury deciding the fate of James Holmes, who gunned down 12 people at a "Batman" movie premiere, on Monday refused to take the death penalty off the table.

Turkey swinger suspects risk up to 177 years in jail

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have demanded jail sentences of up to 177 years for 29 people in the southeastern province of Adana suspected of setting up swingers' clubs, local media reported Monday.

Distillers lacing popular Chinese spirits with Viagra

Distillers in China have been adding Viagra and other drugs to thousands of bottles of spirits, claiming the alcohol additives preserved health, officials said.

Dogs found with eyes and mouths duct-taped shut safe at shelter

Aiken - Three dogs that were found chained up on a porch in South Carolina with their muzzles duct-taped shut on Tuesday have found a refuge.

Photographer among five found bound, killed in Mexico

- A news photographer was among the five people found tortured and fatally shot in a Mexico City apartment, a journalism advocacy group said Sunday.

Hospital worker charged in sexual assault on patients

Pittsburgh - A former healthcare worker at UPMC Mercy was arrested Saturday and charged with fondling five female patients under the guise of performing medical procedures on them between June 28 and July 5, police allege.

Manhunt after U.S. police officer shot dead

Washington - A police officer was shot dead during a traffic stop in Memphis and a manhunt launched for the killer, Tennessee police said Sunday.

Live lottery draw in Serbia sparks outrage and police probe

Belgrade - The head of Serbia's state lottery resigned on Thursday following allegations of fraud during a live lottery draw this week.

FBI understaffed to ward off cybersecurity attacks, report says

The Next Generation Cyber Initiative is meant to step up investigation of cyber crimes, but the FBI is having trouble attracting computer scientists and cooperation from the private sector, according to an independent study.

Mary Jane Veloso could still be executed by firing squad

Philippine government officials representing the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ ) are now in Indonesia to discuss with their Indonesian counterparts the fate of death-row convict Mary Jane Veloso.

'Quit faking': Jailers allegedly ignore woman's dying pleas

Aberdeen - Staff at a South Dakota jail allegedly ignored and mocked the pleas of a Native American mother who was later found unconscious in her cell and died that same day.

Ohio cop charged with murdering unarmed black man out on bail

Cincinnati - Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose earlier this month, has been released from jail on bond after pleading not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges.

Police commander killed in troubled Mexico state

Chilpancingo - Gunmen fired more than 100 shots to kill a police commander Thursday in the capital of Mexico's troubled southern state of Guerrero, while three other people died in another shootout.

911 dispatcher to friend of dying teen: 'deal with it yourself'

Albuquerque - A 911 dispatcher based in New Mexico has resigned after allegedly telling a caller who was trying to save the life of her friend who had been shot to "deal with it yourself. "

Cincinnati police officer charged for shooting, killing black man

A white police officer with the University of Cincinnati has been charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black male in the head on July 19. The man was shot during a routine traffic stop.

Suspect in S.F. pier killing has new felony charge added

San Francisco - Prosecutors have added a firearms possession charge to accusations against Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal Mexican immigrant blamed for the random slaying of a San Francisco woman at the city's waterfront on July 1

Libyan court sentences Gadaffi's son and 8 others to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court in the capital Tripoli sentenced Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam to death for war crimes, including the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Gaddafi, was killed by rebel forces after being captured near the city of Sirte.
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